The MOT Windscreen Test Condition of the Windscreen

includes all items affecting the driver’s view of the road

MOT Crawley  Horley Smallfield Redhill Reigate Gatwick car front screen

The MOT windscreen Test includes all items affecting the driver’s view of the road: the condition of the windscreen, the wipers and washers.

Satnavs in the windscreen, furry dice, air fresheners or trinkets hanging from the mirror are not allowed. (The Tester may remove them with your permission).


The condition of the windscreen and the windows on either side of the driver’s seat will be checked. The Tester will sit in the driver’s seat, check the view of the road and check the view of mandatory external mirrors for damage in windscreen zone (A) more than 10mm in diameter damage in the remainder of the windscreen’s swept area more than 40mm in diameter damage to windows on either side of the driver’s seat.


Excessive tinting or discolouration of the windscreen or windows on either side of the driver’s seat Failure for damage is only justified if the damage significantly affects the driver’s view of the road.

Failure for tinting or discolouration will only apply if the driver’s view is significantly affected. Zone (A) is in the swept area of the windscreen

290mm wide centred on the steering wheel

Official stickers (any used in connection with road enforcement, security or crime prevention matters) that are not readily removable are only a reason for rejection if they restrict the driver’s view. 

Our expert technicians are fully trained and qualified to complete an MOT on any make or model of car and are committed to delivering the most honest and friendly service to clients in Smallfield Horley Crawley Redhill Reigate Gatwick and the surrounding areas. Any issues that we encounter will be discussed with you transparently and straightforward, and you will be given the most cost-effective solution.